In WhatsApp we can put our chats in a safe place with cloud backup, which is done in Google Drive on Android mobiles and in iCloud on iPhones. This copy can later be restored to any other phone using the same account, but otherwise there is not much else you can do with it.
As WaBetaInfo discovered, WhatsApp is planning something new for backing up WhatsApp to Google Drive: it will be possible to export and download it and later import it
It’s my copy and I’ll take it
Nowadays, WhatsApp backups in Google Drive can be “verified” in a specific section of Google Drive, but otherwise you can’t do anything with them except disable them. You cannot download its content You don’t even know how much space it takes: only the WhatsApp app can manipulate and download the backup during the account registration process.
This may change in the future. According to WaBetaInfo surveys, in WhatsApp backup settings, the option to export backup. It’s not functional yet, although the accompanying text states that “all chats and media (such as photos, videos, and files) will be included.
Not only that, but the backup import menu. Now the big unknown is what this option will do. On the one hand, it could be an easier way to transfer your WhatsApp from one mobile to another regardless of the operating system or the Google account: you only have to export the copy, send it to the second mobile and import it there.
Another possibility is that it is related to a future limitation of the maximum backup size from WhatsApp, a recurring rumor that we would have free storage (eg 2 GB) and the rest would be deducted from our shared storage.
Thus, if all our copy of WhatsApp occupies 10 GB and we have 2 GB free, the export would serve us to keep our copy safe locally and keep the free 2 GB in the cloud. At the moment nothing is confirmed, so we will have to wait to solve the riddle.
Through | WaBetaInfo